NEW LEADER: Iowa Dems Pick Scott Brennan

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There was more movement in the Iowa Democratic Party Saturday.

Saturday morning, Scott Brennan was named as the party’s interim chairman.

He takes over for Tyler Olson who is rumored to be a potential candidate to run against Terry Branstad for governor in 2014.

Brennan served as the party’s chairman from 2006 to 2008 and currently serves as a representative on the Democratic National Committee.

He says his main job is to assist with fund-raising and to help get more democrats elected.

“We’ve got great candidates and big campaigns coming up in 2014. The party is in great shape and I’m just here to build on the great work that’s been done,” said Brennan.

Other movement within the party in 2013 includes Tom Harkin’s announcement to retire from the U.S. Senate and Congressman Bruce Braley’s decision to run for that seat.

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